IBA criteria met: A1, B2 (2000)
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Area: 5,500 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2018||very high||not assessed||medium|
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Site description (baseline)
Low mountains on the easternmost part of the Great Caucasus. Most of the site is forested and there are also areas of steppe and numerous small lakes.
A preliminary survey found more than 65 species, including 20 raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (2+ pairs), Falco naumanni (breeds), Tetrao mlokosiewiczi (very rare, possibly breeds), Crex crex (common on passage). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Hieraaetus pennatus (6+ pairs). Aquila nipalensis is common on migration.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alty Agach area. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/149 on 29/05/2023.